Bad Luck Fale is very familiar with many American talents because of the NJPW crossovers, but isn't sure the offices of respective companies get along too well.
Fale, who is gearing up for the Bullet Club Beach Party in Tampa, spoke with Fightful about New Japan and the highly coveted partnership spots some companies have garnered with them. For a while, it looked as if the NJPW and ROH working relationship had ended, but Fale says not so much.
"I think we’ll always be good," Fale said. "I think a lot of what’s happened is due to the two companies’ office side of things. ‘Cause as wrestlers we all work together. The Ring of Honor guys, we all work well together. So, for them to be coming and being part of this beach party makes it even bigger."
That partnership looks strong once again, as displayed by ROH stars Matt Taven and Rush are participating in the aforementions Bullet Club Beach Party.
Things aren't going quite as swimmingly between NJPW and All Elite Wrestling. Kenny Omega, Young Bucks, Best Friends and several other mainstays of New Japan haven't been back since the formation of AEW. According to Fale, the beef is only between offices, though it is clouded a bit considering some AEW wrestlers also work in the front office.
"There’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff with the office," Fale said. "All I know is the relationships are okay with all the wrestlers. Not sure what the company between New Japan and All Elite, that kind of dealings is going on. I’m not sure what’s happening there. Maybe that’s the reason. But, I think at the same time the relationship between the office and the wrestlers might have been a little rocky."
Fale himself has quite the working relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Beyond the fact that he has performed for the brand for years, he's also helped the promotion expand into the New Zealand and Australia area. It wasn't always a sure thing, though.
"I started the school and bringing shows here expecting that sometime in the future New Japan would take notice and invest in this territory," he said. "So, for years I’ve been pushing for this little by little, make progress and finally they took notice and that’s where we are right now. Everything I had to do on my own at first. I was left with the task of trying to prove to them that this territory was worth investing in. So, little by little I worked my way up through the company and getting good with the office and trying to expose them to the type of talent I’ve introduced to them throughout the years. It’s paid off."
You can see Fale at the Bullet Club Beach Party, Saturday April 4th from 10 am - 4 pm EST at Whiskey Joe's in Tampa. KENTA, Tama Tona, Tonga Loa, El Phantasmo, Haku, Matt Taven, RUSH and more already announced for the event. Pick up tickets at this link.